Playwright

The 2020
Lysicrates Prize Finalists

Meet Matthew Whittet

Playwright

Matthew is an actor, writer and dramaturg who has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. Matt has performed across Australia and abroad with directors such as Neil Armfield, Barrie Kosky, Benedict Andrews, Rosemary Myers and Lucy Guerin.

As an actor, Matt performed most recently in STC’s Mary Stewart and Squabbalogic’s The Dismissal. His recent television credits include ABC’s The Letdown, and Lingo Picture’s Upright. His film credits include Girl Asleep, The Great Gatsby, Australia, Moulin Rouge and The Nightingale. As a writer, Matt’s plays include the upcoming Kindness (Griffin), Seventeen (Lyric Hammersmith and Belvoir), Girl Asleep(Windmill and Belvoir), Cinderella, Old Man, Silver (Belvoir), School Dance, Fugitive, Big Bad Wolf (Windmill), Fight With All Your Might The Zombies of Tonght (ATYP) and Harbinger(Brink). Matt also wrote the feature film adaptation of Girl Asleep which opened the Generation 14+ programme at 2016 at Berlinale. He has been dramaturg on numerous productions including Secret River, The Maids (STC), Motion Picture (Lucy Guerin) and King Lear (National Theatre of Iceland).